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Kingsland Wildflowers Roof Tour And Earth Day Talk This Saturday!

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What: NYC Audubon presents “My Yard Is For The Birds: The Things Birds Look For In Urban and Suburban Yards, and Why They Need To Be There”
When: Saturday, April 22, 1pm–3pm
Where: 520 Kingsland Avenue (Kingsland Wildflowers Roof & Community Space)

This Saturday at the Kingsland Wildflowers Roof and Community Space, NYC Audubon is presenting a talk from Joyann Cirigliano, president and Atlantic Flyway projects coordinator at Four Harbors Audubon Society. Learn about the importance of backyard gardens for birds, and the ways in which using native plants in landscape design will attract these feathered friends. The lecture will be followed by a tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers roof. Refreshments will be provided.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Learn more at Kingsland Wildflowers and RSVP on Facebook

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VENDOR CALL! Spring Market in Celebration of Earth! (Sunday, April 9th)


We love this time of year when greenery and blooms sprout back to life! For the love of Earth in the month of Earth Day, we’re celebrating Spring at the Greenpoint Loft on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 for a day full of free fun activities, live music, and shopping in one of the most beautifully restored historic spaces in Brooklyn!

Creative entrepreneurs and makers of food, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. – you know who you are – sign up with us to join one of the most enjoyable selling experiences in New York City. Apply here or directly in the form after the jump.

The Greenpointers Markets started in 2011 and has been growing ever since. Check out a recap of our last Old-Timey Valentine’s Market where we had an oversized paper rose garden photo booth, thousands of visitors, and live jazz music! News 12 even came to visit us!

It’s a low-risk way to get your product or business in front of thousands of visitors and spend a day of local shopping, activities, and music in one of the most beautiful spaces in Brooklyn.

Are you a corporate level business? Learn about sponsorship opportunities and apply here!

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Earth Day 2016 Roundup: What To Do and Where To Go

Transmitter Park in Greenpoint
Find out how to keep Greenpoint green for Earth Day this week.

On a global scale, this year’s Earth Day marks a significant point in climate-change combat as world leaders including President Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping, gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to sign the Paris Climate Agreement, attempting to keep global temperatures rising above 2 degrees celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. Thanks, guys!

And while historic world-wide initiatives are being considered, here are some ways we can get in on the action in our own neighborhood.

  1. TODAY from 4pm-6PM you can join the NYC Eco-Schools and Greenpoint Eco-Schools in the Brooklyn Sustainability Coordinator Gathering, specifically celebrating the sustainability initiatives with Greenpoint’s teachers, students, parents and schools. This is a FREE gathering open to formal and non-formal educators across NYC and members of the Greenpoint community.
Calling all educators: Celebrate Greenpoint TODAY at 4PM.
Calling all educators: Celebrate Greenpoint TODAY at 4PM.

2. Grab your crew, your posse, your family, or just your lonesome and head to Transmitter Park for Greenpoint’s INSTAMEET, co-hosted by Greenpointers and Edoardo Monti on FRIDAY April 22nd at 6:30PM. This is part of the WorldWide Instameet’s #LifeOnEarth celebration.

3. If hashtags aren’t really your thing, trot over to Newton Creek for an Earth Day Nature Walk, and learn about the the city’s wastewater treatment in one of the most infamously polluted industrial waterways in the US, all the while enjoying the inspired sculptures of artist George Trakas. Meet at the big picnic tables on the Whale Creek side at 6:30pm this FRIDAY.

4. Learn how you can help green Greenpoint through GCEF’s 30+ environmental projects on Saturday, April 30th from 10am-noon at The Warsaw on Driggs Avenue. They’re looking for neighbors just like you to make things happen.

Join GCEF in Greening Greenpoint
Join GCEF in Greening Greenpoint

5. Keep up the Earth Day momentum NEXT MONTH, on a Guided Tree Walk in McGolrick Park. Along the way you’ll learn the variety of tree species in the green haven, and discover the Greening Greenpoint movement and initiatives behind the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance.

We’re looking forward to celebrating with you this week! See you in the green!

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Buffalo Exchange Raises Over $49,000 For Animals

© Buffalo Exchange Instagram
© Buffalo Exchange Instagram

I love style and shopping as much as the next person, but sometimes it can feel frivolous to only write about new things to purchase. I’m happy to discover that Buffalo Exchange uses fashion to raise animal awareness. In April, the thrift store raised over $49,000 to benefit The Fun For Animals. Animal rights and welfare is a cause that’s dear to my heart, so I’m excited to look into a family operated company that also has a location in North Brooklyn.
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Go Green Greenpoint! This Saturday 6/7

Go Green Greenpoint was the first Earth Day Festival to stake its ground in North Brooklyn back in 2008. The festival works with schools, community groups, and environmentalists to spread awareness about green space.  This year, the event will also feature recycling for electronics, books, clothes and toys, as well as yoga, wellness/fitness classes, enviro-friendly merchandise, live music and dance performances.

It’s all going down this Saturday 6/7 from noon-5pm in McCarren park. More info here!

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Tomorrow Recycle Your Electronics at McCarren Park (5/18)

Due to rain last weekend, the Electronic Waste Recycling Event was rescheduled to tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11am-5pm.

Don’t just chuck your old cell phone and laptop into the trash. Help divert New York City’s electronic waste from landfills! Our own local Green Chip Recycling company recycles your old electronics so they never end up in landfill.

Drop off your broken and unwanted electronics for recycling to the Go Green! Festival at McCarren Park this Saturday. Spread the word about electronic recycling and help make every day Earth day!

All electronic waste will be recycled locally in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Green Chip Recycling is an R2/ISO14001 company with a zero landfill policy.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected]

Sponsored post courtesy of Green Chip Recycling.

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Prevent Electronics Waste Going To Landfills! Recycling Event This Saturday (5/18)

Due to rain last weekend, the Electronic Waste Recycling Event was rescheduled to this Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11am-5pm.

Help divert New York City’s electronic waste from landfills!

So many phones, laptops and televisions end up on the curb when they can instead be recycled. Our own local Green Chip Recycling company helps prevent your old electronic junk from ever being sent to a landfill.

Drop off your broken and unwanted electronics for recycling to the Go Green! Festival at McCarren Park this Saturday. Spread the word about electronic recycling and help make every day Earth day!

All electronic waste will be recycled locally in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Green Chip Recycling is an R2/ISO14001 company with a zero landfill policy.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected]

Sponsored post courtesy of Green Chip Recycling.

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